Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 553 715 548
Rank change year-on-year +162 -167 +143
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 621 463 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 1.91% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 334 380 672
UK median annual salary £54,486 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,550 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +3.26%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 21,320 24,292 28,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 14.91% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16,542 19,177 22,796
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +167 609 £54,486 -0.94% 57
UK excluding London +178 432 £50,000 -4.76% 45
North of England +165 213 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Yorkshire +139 190 £43,500 -0.57% 2
London +98 179 £65,000 +13.04% 14
South East +71 123 £50,000 -15.25% 22
Midlands +13 40 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South West +10 33 £33,000 -29.79% 7
West Midlands -1 30 £52,500 -8.70% 5
East of England +57 22 £60,000 +14.29% 2
North West +34 18 £50,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +18 10 £51,250 +38.51%
North East - 5 £61,000 - 1
Scotland +35 4 £55,000 +32.53% 2

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 518 (83.41%) Cisco
2 510 (82.13%) Firewall
3 484 (77.94%) Cisco Certification
4 457 (73.59%) VPN
5 440 (70.85%) BGP
6 424 (68.28%) CCNP
7 423 (68.12%) OSPF
8 374 (60.23%) WAN
9 328 (52.82%) MPLS
10 322 (51.85%) CCNA
11 312 (50.24%) Cisco ASA
12 310 (49.92%) DNS
13 280 (45.09%) Network Security
14 253 (40.74%) Linux
15 248 (39.94%) Palo Alto
16 242 (38.97%) Network Design
17 238 (38.33%) Unix
18 228 (36.71%) Management Information System
19 223 (35.91%) RIP
20 221 (35.59%) Cisco Nexus
21 216 (34.78%) Fortinet
22 203 (32.69%) NetScaler
23 199 (32.05%) Python
24 196 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 195 (31.40%) Network Management
26 194 (31.24%) FortiGate
27 192 (30.92%) LAN
28 188 (30.27%) Change Control
29 184 (29.63%) Bash Shell
29 184 (29.63%) SMTP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.09%) Confluence
3 8 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.48%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Gliffy
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.98%) Azure
2 57 (9.18%) AWS
3 33 (5.31%) Office 365
4 17 (2.74%) SaaS
5 12 (1.93%) IaaS
6 11 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.97%) PaaS
8 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.32%) GCP
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 510 (82.13%) Firewall
2 457 (73.59%) VPN
3 440 (70.85%) BGP
4 423 (68.12%) OSPF
5 374 (60.23%) WAN
6 328 (52.82%) MPLS
7 312 (50.24%) Cisco ASA
8 310 (49.92%) DNS
9 280 (45.09%) Network Security
10 223 (35.91%) RIP
11 221 (35.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 203 (32.69%) NetScaler
13 192 (30.92%) LAN
14 184 (29.63%) SMTP
15 170 (27.38%) ADSL
16 168 (27.05%) Broadband
17 166 (26.73%) TCP/IP
18 148 (23.83%) Wireless
19 132 (21.26%) HSRP
20 114 (18.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.06%) MySQL
3 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.48%) Big Data
5 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (5.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (2.42%) JIRA
3 5 (0.81%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.48%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.48%) TestRail
6 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 108 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 61 (9.82%) Finance
3 19 (3.06%) Aerospace
3 19 (3.06%) Retail
4 17 (2.74%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.58%) Marketing
6 13 (2.09%) Banking
7 11 (1.77%) French Language
7 11 (1.77%) Law
7 11 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.61%) German Language
8 10 (1.61%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.81%) Back Office
9 5 (0.81%) Local Government
10 4 (0.64%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 411 (66.18%) Network Engineer
2 207 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 171 (27.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 120 (19.32%) Cisco Engineer
5 115 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 110 (17.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 40 (6.44%) Architect
8 34 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (4.83%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.67%) IT Engineer
11 28 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (4.19%) Consultant
13 25 (4.03%) Network Consultant
14 24 (3.86%) Network Architect
15 22 (3.54%) Firewall Engineer
16 18 (2.90%) Switch Engineer
17 17 (2.74%) Analyst
18 15 (2.42%) Cybersecurity Engineer
19 14 (2.25%) Network Systems Engineer
19 14 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.19%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.93%) OAuth
3 11 (1.77%) OAuth2
3 11 (1.77%) OpenID
3 11 (1.77%) SAML
3 11 (1.77%) XACML
4 10 (1.61%) LDAP
5 2 (0.32%) Servlets
5 2 (0.32%) Web Services
6 1 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) REST
6 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 228 (36.71%) Management Information System
2 128 (20.61%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.15%) PKI
5 28 (4.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.64%) User Experience
11 3 (0.48%) Blog
11 3 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.48%) Eurex
11 3 (0.48%) Handset
12 2 (0.32%) BYOD
12 2 (0.32%) Clustering
12 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.32%) Replication
12 2 (0.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 253 (40.74%) Linux
2 238 (38.33%) Unix
3 117 (18.84%) Windows
4 32 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.03%) Windows 10
6 22 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.74%) CatOS
8 16 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.25%) CentOS
10 13 (2.09%) Mac OS
11 12 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.93%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.29%) Debian
13 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (38.97%) Network Design
2 195 (31.40%) Network Management
3 188 (30.27%) Change Control
4 174 (28.02%) Service Delivery
5 166 (26.73%) Product Management
6 73 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 73 (11.76%) SIEM
7 67 (10.79%) Information Security
8 64 (10.31%) Cybersecurity
9 62 (9.98%) ITIL
10 56 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
11 53 (8.53%) Configuration Management
12 46 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (7.41%) Incident Management
13 43 (6.92%) Penetration Testing
14 42 (6.76%) Mentoring
15 39 (6.28%) Network Monitoring
16 38 (6.12%) Security Operations
17 35 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 33 (5.31%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 199 (32.05%) Python
2 184 (29.63%) Bash Shell
3 168 (27.05%) Perl
4 27 (4.35%) C
4 27 (4.35%) SQL
5 22 (3.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.48%) Java
6 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.16%) Rust
Qualifications
1 484 (77.94%) Cisco Certification
2 424 (68.28%) CCNP
3 322 (51.85%) CCNA
4 74 (11.92%) Degree
5 50 (8.05%) CCIE
6 39 (6.28%) Security Cleared
7 30 (4.83%) SC Cleared
8 28 (4.51%) JNCIP
9 24 (3.86%) CCDP
10 21 (3.38%) CISSP
11 19 (3.06%) JNCIE
12 18 (2.90%) CCSA
12 18 (2.90%) CCSE
13 17 (2.74%) CCMSE
13 17 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (2.58%) JNCIS
15 15 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (1.93%) CCDA
17 11 (1.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 11 (1.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (26.57%) ISO 9001
3 36 (5.80%) SLA
4 30 (4.83%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.93%) GDPR
6 5 (0.81%) QA
7 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.54%) vSphere
4 21 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.77%) RACF
5 11 (1.77%) XenApp
6 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.81%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.64%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.48%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.32%) Docker
12 1 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 194 (31.24%) FortiGate
2 173 (27.86%) Nagios
3 24 (3.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 20 (3.22%) Ansible
4 20 (3.22%) Cisco Prime
5 15 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (1.93%) Puppet
6 12 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.61%) RANCID
8 9 (1.45%) SCCM
9 8 (1.29%) WSUS
10 7 (1.13%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.64%) Nessus
12 4 (0.64%) Terraform
13 3 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.48%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.48%) QRadar
13 3 (0.48%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 518 (83.41%) Cisco
2 248 (39.94%) Palo Alto
3 216 (34.78%) Fortinet
4 117 (18.84%) Juniper
5 93 (14.98%) CheckPoint
6 76 (12.24%) SolarWinds
7 67 (10.79%) Citrix
7 67 (10.79%) VMware
8 63 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 60 (9.66%) Meraki
10 46 (7.41%) F5
11 36 (5.80%) Forcepoint
12 34 (5.48%) NetApp
13 28 (4.51%) Huawei
14 21 (3.38%) Blue Coat
15 19 (3.06%) Dell
16 16 (2.58%) Riverbed
17 15 (2.42%) CyberArk
17 15 (2.42%) Splunk
17 15 (2.42%) Symantec